The discovery+ documentaries slate for the first half of 2021 were announced today at TCA. The discovery+ documentaries include an eclectic curation of festival favorites and award-winning films that will launch exclusively on the streaming service.
The lineup includes Groomed, the powerful story of woman who travels back to her home country to confront her past sexual abuse as a child; Miracle fishing: Kidnapped Abroad, the extraordinary story of a father, kidnapped in Columbia, told through the family’s archival video footage; The Walrus and the Whistleblower, following Phil Demers’ crusade to free the walrus Smooshie; and My Beautiful Stutter, a film that includes Paul Rudd and Mariska Hargitay among executive producers, highlighting a group children and their inspirational experiences at Camp Say, in New York.
My Beautiful Stutter (March 11, 2021)
Director: Ryan Gielen (Stop the Bleeding, The Graduates)
Executive produced by Paul Rudd, Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, George Springer and Patrick James Lynch, MY BEAUTIFUL STUTTER follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life. After experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, these children meet others who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY finds some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year, MY BEAUTIFUL STUTTER spotlights the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it’s okay to stutter.